AUTM 2012 Essentials of Academic Technology Transfer Course

October 1-3, 2012
New Meeting Venue: Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans, LA USA

Make plans to attend the AUTM 2012 Essentials of Academic Technology Transfer Course at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

About the AUTM Essentials Course

Essentials brings individuals from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience to a common understanding of the fundamental goals and processes of academic technology transfer. The course builds skills and resources necessary to function effectively at evaluating inventions and negotiating license agreements. The workshops are designed to follow the lifecycle of the invention, patenting and licensing process: evaluation of invention disclosures, triage, patenting, IP marketing, valuation, and license negotiation to established companies and startups. The Essentials Course uses a mix of instruction, case discussions and small-group interactions to maximize useful learning and networking opportunities.

NEW:  Essentials Course registrants may attend sessions from the concurrent TOOLS Course curriculum, maximizing educational value for each attendee’s background experience and interests, and broadening networking opportunities!

Course Material Downloads and Attendee Roster - PRINT BEFORE YOU GO!
The AUTM 2012 Essentials Course will be paperless. Handouts will not be distributed at any educational session. It is critically important to review, download and/or print out the handouts for each session. To download copies of the presentations and view the attendee roster, registered attendees may follow the links below and login using your user name and password. If you cannot recall your user name and password, use your email address to retrieve this information.

Note: This attendance list is the property of AUTM and is provided to attendees at this meeting for personal information only. Reproduction of this list is not authorized and its use for general mailings, e-mail broadcast or similar purposes is strictly prohibited. 


Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP)

Demonstrate your expertise in the academic technology transfer profession by becoming a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP). All AUTM professional development courses and designated educational offerings and meetings are eligible for continuing education (CE) credits, which support your registration application. For more information about the registration process and requirements, visit the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals Web site at


Certified Licensing Professionals (CLP) Continuing Education

Certified Licensing Professionals are required to demonstrate continued competence in their field to maintain their certification status. Individuals who hold the CLP designation can renew their credential by earning at least 40 continuing education (CE) credits.  All AUTM professional development courses and designated educational offerings on the topics of licensing, technology transfer, and technology commercialization at AUTM conferences or meetings are eligible for CLP continuing education (CE) credits for certification renewal. Visit for more information on the recertification requirements.

Related Content

If you are new to academic technology transfer, you may also be interested in recorded versions of the following AUTM webinars: 

Basics of Technology Transfer for Licensing Professionals
Basic Patenting 101 
The Basics of Open Source Licensing
Contracts 101 - From the Inside Out


If you have questions about the program contact Barb Gunderson at or 847-559-0846, ext 263.

For registration and sponsorship information contact Madh Carson at AUTM headquarters at; +1-847-753-5217, or fax at +1-847-480-9282.